Stefan Allard

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Antioxidant found to wind back the clock on blood vessel function by up to 20 years

Much mystery surrounds the physiological processes by which humans age, but scientists are learning more all the time. With this knowledge come new …

Wellness

Japan Just Found a Huge Rare-Earth Mineral Deposit That Can Supply The World For Centuries

This could change the global economy.<p>Researchers have found a deposit of rare-earth minerals off the coast of Japan that could supply the world for …

Why the universe shouldn't exist at all

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Why is there something, rather than nothing?" could be the oldest and deepest question in all of metaphysics. Long exclusively the province of philosophy, in recent years this question has become one that can be addressed by scientific methods. What's more, a new scientific advance has …

Physics

Elon Musk has published a new study about his ambitious plans to colonize Mars with SpaceX

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has spun his latest talk about Mars colonization into a second academic study.<p>Musk's full paper, titled "Making Life Multi-Planetary," was published online this month by the journal New Space. It's currently available to read for free.<p>"You want to wake up in the morning and …

Space Travel

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk wants to preserve humanity in space

The SpaceX founder tells the crowd at SXSW that when the next dark age descends, we need some humans stashed on the moon and Mars to keep going.<p>Mars should really have great bars.<p>Elon Musk

Elon Musk Just Surprised Everyone at SxSW With Yet Another Apocalyptic Pronouncement

The tech conference currently running in Austin this week involved a surprise guest.<p>When Elon Musk walks on the stage at a tech conference, the first thing you do is grab your phone and start livestreaming. The second thing you do is write an article about it.<p>The famous entrepreneur, who has made …

The Massive Prize Luring Miners to the Stars

Osiris-Rex launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida in 2016. It has traveled over 1.3 billion kilometers since then, orbiting the sun for a year and …

Space

A 40-Year-Study Found That Kids Who Do This Are More Likely to Earn the Most Money When They Grow Up

Even researchers were surprised to learn which kids grew up to earn the most money.<p>Imagine you are asked to look at a sixth-grade class and predict which students will earn the highest income as adults. Which kids would you choose?<p>Do you go for the studious kids? The shy kids who are eager to …

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets.<p>Last year, NASA …

Space Travel

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

For the first time ever, Consumer Reports does not recommend the new MacBook Pro

Consumer Reports, a trusted non-profit organization which thoroughly tests a variety of products, has always given its "recommended" mark to Apple's …

Rare video shows Steve Jobs warning Apple to focus less on profits and more on great products

One of more prevalent narratives currently surrounding Apple is that the company has lost its innovative edge. Indeed, many critics look at products …

MacBook Pro

Russia has conducted the fifth test of a new anti-satellite weapon that could knock out US communications

The test of the PL-19 Nudol missile was carried out Dec. 16 from a base in central Russia, and was monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>It was the fifth test of the Nudol missile and the third successful flight of a system Moscow has claimed is for use against enemy missiles, said officials …

Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Cellular Reprogramming Has Been Used to Reverse Ageing in Living Animals For The First Time

The fountain of youth is real.<p>For the first time, scientists have used cellular reprogramming to reverse the ageing process in living animals, …

NASA scientist warns Earth is due for 'extinction-level' event

A NASA scientist is warning that Earth is due for an “extinction-level” event like a comet or asteroid strike — and claims there won’t be anything we can do to stop it.<p>Joseph Nuth, an award-winning scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, told attendees during Monday’s annual American …

404 Page

Explore Opportunity<p>Internet researchers can work as Independent Research Consultants or with individuals or companies to gather, synthesize and …

Project Management

What Is EmDrive, NASA's New Space Engine?

NASA is going to Mars, perhaps as early as 2033. It won't be a short trip, however, at least not with current technology.<p>According to a recent <b>Boeing</b> (NYSE: BA) presentation on NASA's plan for a manned mission to Mars, the best time to launch a spaceship from Earth to Mars is during "Mars …

Space Travel

Ask Ethan: How Do Gravitational Waves Escape From A Black Hole?

Perhaps the greatest discovery of all announced in 2016 was the direct detection of gravitational waves. Even though they had been predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity 101 years prior, it took the development of a laser interferometer sensitive to ripples in space that would …

Black Holes

The LG UltraFine 4K is a great MacBook monitor

No Apple product was more overdue an update than the Thunderbolt Display. First sold in 2011, its unlaminated, un-Retina screen was beautiful in its day, but Apple gave it so little attention that it even chose to throw an adapter in the box rather than update its charging cable with the 2012 …

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

We May Finally Know Why Astronauts Get Deformed Eyeballs

A closer look at space travelers revealed that a buildup of brain fluids may be squishing their eyeballs from behind.<p>Many astronauts returning to Earth after long-duration missions in space suffer from blurry vision that does not always get better. Now, after years of speculation and study, …

Bioengineering

Blips sticker turns your iPhone into a microscope

Place your iPhone’s camera too close to your subject and it loses its ability to focus, but not if you turn it into a microscope. That’s possible with a simple Blips sticker that’s placed over your iPhone’s camera lens — and you can preorder yours right now.<p>Blips lenses first landed on Kickstarter …

Microscopes

How scientists are preparing for a world without antibiotics

5 strategies for beating antibiotic resistance<p>The drugs that have protected us from virulent bacteria for more than seventy years are slowly losing their edge, and we need new weapons. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming impervious to antibiotics that once wiped them out, including some drugs …

Biology

Apple may have finally gotten too big for its unusual corporate structure

Apple did something extraordinarily unusual today and talked extensively about a product that it’s not ready to ship. In response to long-simmering discontent with the Mac Pro — intended to be the company’s most powerful computer, but released in 2013 and then never updated so it became …

Tip: delete Apple Music cache in iTunes to reclaim storage space on your Mac

iOS 10 provides a handy feature allowing users to limit the amount of storage space used for keeping songs downloaded on an iPhone, iPad or iPod …

Apple Music

Even Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to get his hands on this startup's $1399 Surface Pro-killer

Now Eve, a Helsinki-based startup with backing from Intel, thinks it can one-up Microsoft with the Eve V (pronounced "Eve Vee") — its own Windows 10-powered take on the Surface Pro, starting at $1399 for preorder via IndieGoGo, though it's backordered to April 2017.<p>Today, Eve says so many people …

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